The Young Lovers
AKA Never Fear
Run time 81 min.Producer Collier Young, Ida LupinoProduction Company The FilmakersAudio/Visual sound, black & whiteContact Information www.k-otic.com
Directed, co-produced and written by Ida Lupino
A dancer (Sally Forrest) who has just gotten engaged to her partner and choreographer (Keefe Brasselle) and is about to embark on a major career is devastated to learn that she has contracted polio.
April 29, 2017
Okay Message Film
Director Lupino did the best she could with the low budgets her producers coughed up, at a time when there were no other name women directors still working. The cast is earnest enough; Forrest became a pretty good actress by the end of her short film career, in While The City Sleeps (1956), then never made another film. The polio rehab sequences are interesting -- the patients even perform a square dance in their wheelchairs! Hugh O'Brien is touching as a 'victim' whose disease is too advanced for him to recover his walking ability. Also notable: Eve Miller as the pretty divorcee secretary in the real estate office where Brasselle works.